antique tea service

Queen's Breakfast

Queen's Breakfast

This blend of Ceylon and Darjeeling black teas was made especially in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a perfect breakfast tea, combining the floral aromas of Darjeeling with the richness and strength of Ceylon. It can be taken with milk, lemon or savoured on its own.

It is thought that the blending of teas specifically for breakfast originated in Edinburgh in the 19th century. A tea merchant by the name of Drysdale had a small shop in the Old Town and sold a tea simply called "breakfast". There are now many blends of breakfast tea but the Queen's tea is certainly one of the most genteel.

Sri Lanka and Darjeeling

Regions: Sri Lanka & Darjeeling India
Grade: GFOP
Harvest: Summer